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SubjectRe: Re: Re: 2048 bytes/sector media in 2.2.12
On Wed, Sep 29 1999, Jens Benecke wrote:
> Let me get this straight (before I jump out to eggheads and buy the wrong
> thing).
> - Which kind of media does Linux read?

All kinds - CD, DVD.

> - Which kinds of media does Linux write, and in what formats?

DVD-RAM can be used directly and should work.

> - cdrecords always tells me about "Starting to write CD/DVD...(etc)" -
> does that mean that I don't have direct write access to the media, but
> have to create an image file and burn it like a CD?

I'm working on CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-R direct writes and it's
looking really promising now. Right now you have to write these
types of media with a dedicated writer program, such as cdrecord.

> - Can it serve as short-term backup media (for constantly changing data)
> (but big size files, so CDs are not an option)?

Then DVD-RAM is probably your best choice.

* Jens Axboe <>
* Linux CD-ROM Maintainer

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